Brockton To Name Street In Honor Of Boxing Champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler


BROCKTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The city of Brockton will be naming a street in honor of middleweight boxing champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler.

The Brockton Enterprise reports the Brockton City Council unanimously approved a proposal Monday night to name a street, being constructed between Main and Montello Streets, as 'Marvin Hagler Drive.'

The new street will intersect with Petronelli Way, where a gym that Hagler trained at was located. The gym was owned by brothers Pat and Goody Petronelli, who trained and managed Hagler.

Hagler died last month at the age of 66. He was the undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987. He and his family moved to Brockton in the 1960s.

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